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#1 posted 08-29-2018 09:08 PM

Green wood is easier to turn and usually easier to carve. But you do have some risks with it checking or deforming as it dries out. I used to carve a lot of “found” wood and discovered that just because you can carve almost any kind of wood, it doesn’t mean it is always easy or fun. Hickory isn’t much easier to carve when it is green than when it is dry. Kiln dried wood is usually more predictable and basswood is fun to carve. Just getting kiln dried wood wet doesn’t seem to make much difference in carving but a lot of people swear by the mixture Claude mentions. I usually try just a sharper tool, a power tool, or a different piece of wood! One of those usually solves all my problems!

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